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Old 12-15-2005, 01:27 AM   #1
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Today, we woke up to the biggest storm of the season so far. 7.8 inches. I was shoveling for 13 hrs, running around the metro. First of all people were driving WAY to fast. It showed as I counted 24 people in the ditch. The dumbest thing I saw all day was people in SUV'* driving 70-75mph in the passing lane were the cement median collects about 2 feet of snow from the plows. Catch that with you're left tire and you're toast. Well, one Nissan Pathfinder owner learned (if they survived). They cought the snow and got sent into a spin that manifested into a roll sideswiping a Dodge Caravan at 80mph. This closed the major interstate going into the city causing traffic for miles. Luckily, this was after the morning rush. I feel bad for those involved but feel worst about the Caravan that had to fall victom to someone elses stupidity. :shake
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i disagree with you its not the ppl that drive to fast that are the problem (althought thay dont help) its the ppl that are OVER causious when driving in snow
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i disagree with you its not the ppl that drive to fast that are the problem (althought thay dont help) its the ppl that are OVER causious when driving in snow
Yes, the white knuckled scardy cats going 20mph are just as bad if not worse than speeders. You don't expect someone to be driving so slow and slam on you're brakes resulting in a spin. So true. Howevere, the people that drive too fast for the conditions are also bad.
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i disagree with you its not the ppl that drive to fast that are the problem (althought thay dont help) its the ppl that are OVER causious when driving in snow
I disagree you can never be overcautious. unless you have brand new blizzaks and abs.
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Im not worried about how fast drivers go or how slow they go. Just let them or pass them.

Im worried about the ******* SUV or truck driver riding my *** in the middle of an icestorm. If I have to make a turn and they dont back off, or if I have to slam my brakes, or if a person in front of me does..... thats it. I've seen what the back of a Bonneville looks like when it gets rear ended and I dont want to see it again. Especially on my car.
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I play cautious even in a 4WD vehicle. And about the people driving on your ***, I carry a spotlight in my car and I shined it back one night when someone was doing that to me while it was snowing out. A 1 + million watt light gets their attention.
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The guy doing 20 isn't likely to cause anywhere near the damage that a high speed vehicle will. Had a similar situation to what Fantastic described around this area today. Small SUV caught up in the snow, hit the guardrail, spun out, went across the median and took out a Mercedes. That isn't gonna happen with a slow-poke. When you're driving, you should expect anything, and be prepared for someone to do something really stupid!
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I play cautious even in a 4WD vehicle. And about the people driving on your A$$, I carry a spotlight in my car and I shined it back one night when someone was doing that to me while it was snowing out. A 1 + million watt light gets their attention.
done the same thing myself sometimes, don't do somuch anymore since a co-worker told me how his brother did that and the tailgater turned out to be an un marked police officer.
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im cautious when i need to be

but i love to play in 2wd in my Pick-up then when in traffic switch to 4wd

but when in my car i go with the flow of traffic

my main thing is i watch out for others not so much me
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First cars to always go off in the ditch after snowfall: anything with 4WD

They think they're invincible...



I have no beef with the cautious drivers. I'll be one of the ones going very slow (but not 20mph slow), but at least I keep to the right...
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